She’s got mates, he hasn’t! Scott Morrison reveals the surprising friend his wife Jenny made at the G7 summit – after he was left to stare at his phone alone
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One is a glamorous fashion model from Slovenia and the other is a down-to-earth nurse from suburban Sydney.
But Melania Trump and Jenny Morrison struck up an unlikely friendship at the G7 summit in France last weekend, according to the Prime Minister.
Scott Morrison has revealed his wife made fast friends with Mrs Trump during the summit and is looking forward to spending more time with her when the pair return to America later in the year.
‘Jenny was over there with me and she spent some good time with Melania Trump,’ he told Sunrise on Thursday morning.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s wife Jenny (centre) appeared to get along with all the women at the G7 summit. (Pictured with French President Emmanuel Macron’s wife Brigette (right))
‘People get on very well at these events… we’re looking forward to being there in a few weeks time and that relationship couldn’t be better.
‘Its very important for Australia,’ he added.
Mr Morrison was initially discussing Australia’s plan to strike up a trade deal with the UK once it officially leaves the European Union, but the conversation quickly moved on to the social aspects of the summit.
While the Prime Minister boasted of his wife’s ease making friends during the summit, he didn’t have much to say about his own social status.
Pictures from the event surfaced last week of the Australian Prime Minister cutting a lonely figure as other influential world leaders mingled among themselves.
Melania Trump (second right) and Jenny Morrison (left) struck up an unlikely friendship at the G7 summit in France last weekend, according to the Prime Minister
Mr Morrison stared at his phone as US president Donald Trump spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanual Macron and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Footage showed the leaders socialising while a glum-looking Mr Morrison stood alone in the background.
Eventually, he appeared to ease into the interactions more and was spotted standing directly behind Mrs Trump as she greeted Mr Trudeau.
The Prime Minister said the summit was an opportunity for him to discuss Australia’s economic standing with global leaders and strike up a potential agreement with the EU.
‘We’ve been working with the United Kingdom and the European Union and working on an agreement with both of them as soon as they’re ready to do so,’ he said.
‘We want to get more opportunities for our exporters, because that ultimately means more jobs.’
Scott Morrison watches on as US First Lady Melania Trump warmly greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Also pictured is US President Trump in deep conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron’s wife Brigette
As world leaders mingle at G7 Summit, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison cut a lonely figure in the background as he checked his phone